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Logbook of yearly costs of ingredients to bake bread and biscuits at Moirs Bakery
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MS-4-257.2014-001, Box 1, Folder 1
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- Moirs Limited.
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9 cm of textual records (1 box)
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The Moir family business was established under Benjamin Moir, a native of Scotland, who opened a bakery shop on Brunswick Street, Halifax, N.S. in 1830. After his death in 1845, his son William C. Moir took over the bakery. Between 1862 and 1869 Moir built a five-story plant occupying Grafton, Argyle, and Duke Streets featuring a steam bakery, flour mill and retail store which originally operated under the name Moir and Co. A confectionery plant was opened in 1873 managed by William's son, James W. Moir, who introduced the production of chocolates. In 1875 the name of the firm became William C. Moir and Son. James W. Moir succeeded his father as head of the business in 1896 and his brother, William C. Moir Jr., also joined the firm as an associate. In 1903 the firm known as Moir Son and Co. was incorporated as a joint stock company under the name Moirs Limited.
Item was donated by Robert and Janet Howse in 2014.
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Item is a logbook that contains costs of delivering breads for specific weeks and the yearly cost of producing breads, biscuits, cookies and cakes from 1907 to 1916.
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Item does not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room.
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